Gustavo Braga

Real name: Braga, Gustavo
Guitarist, pianist, leader, singer and composer
(n/d - )
Place of birth:
Florencia Marcenaro: double bass
Fernando Brufal: alto sax
Héctor Guío: flute
Gustavo Braga: vocals, guitar, piano, arrangements and musical direction

ince its inception, in 1996, it has been busy with a research work that ended with the issue of two discs: “Milagros porteños” (2004) with Sergio Rivas on bass and Claudio Aristimuño on flute that includes a repertoire of traditional tangos and milongas; and “Los Arbotantes” (2006, only available in digital edition) with guitar accompaniment by Nelson Murúa and Rubén Robledo —guitar players that backed up Hugo del Carril, Edmundo Rivero, Nelly Omar, among others— including numbers like “En la Vía”, Atenti Pebeta”, “Palermo”, “La canchera”, “Boliche el Cuco” and others less favored by the mass media.

After that experience and with the need of finding new horizons within that style, the group modified its timbre ranks, dared to re-structure their shapes and changed the lyrics subjects without straying from the direction and the sense of the tango rhythm.

This process is evidenced in their latest recorded release “Secuencia” (2009), cut in a studio of their own. With 7 numbers composed by them, it also includes a version in Portuguese of “Nada” composed by Dames and whose original lyrics belong to Sanguinetti, and a rendition in tango of Caetano Veloso’s “Corazón vagabundo” in Spanish, as some unforgettable numbers by Manzi and Charlo in versions presented in the style of the group.

“Secuencia” includes a series of visual animations that derive from the graphic design of the disc and which are projected during the concerts.

The original sound of its timbre combinations and the delicate balance between chamber and popular music make this group a city musical proposal innovative and different.

Along these years Gustavo Braga and the Viyurca Tango Trío customarily appear at different theaters, universities, academies and cultural centers of the city of Buenos Aires and the interior of the country.

The Viyurca Tango Trío appears under the auspices of the Secretaría de Cultura de la Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires.